Meena Alexander

Meena Alexander is Stylist magazine’s features editor.

  • Woman in bed
    Wellbeing

    “For lots of us, lockdown has been a time of sexual self-discovery”

  • Anita Rani, the new presenter of Woman's Hour on BBC Radio 4
    Entertainment

    Anita Rani: “Asian women aren’t seen as multi-dimensional”

  • Zendaya and John David Washingtong in Malcolm And Marie
    Entertainment

    Shot during lockdown, Zendaya’s new Netflix film proves less is more

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Simi, Nigeria's queen of pop.
Music

Meet the women powering Africa’s musical revolution

The continent’s creatives are finally starting to take up the space they deserve.

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Celebrity

Small Axe star Amarah-Jae St Aubyn: “Filming Lovers Rock felt like coming back to myself”

The Steve McQueen film is an ode to Black joy.

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BBC One's Small Axe: Lovers Rock stars Amarah-Jae St Aubyn and Micheal Ward
TV

Steve McQueen’s Lovers Rock proves joy is a radical act

This week’s Small Axe film is essential viewing.

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Yinka Bokinni in Damilola: The Boy Next Door on Channel 4
TV

“How the killing of my childhood friend shaped the woman I’ve become”

Yinka Bokinni on the lasting impact of Damilola Taylor’s death.

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In High Fidelity, Zoë Kravitz gives us a badly behaved heroine for our times

No saccharine romcom clichés here.

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Beauty

How to build a satisfyingly decadent body care routine

Because skincare shouldn't stop at your collarbones.

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Laura Carmichael, Elizabeth McGovern and Michelle Dockery star in Downton Abbey.
Life

10 of the loveliest period dramas to escape into now

Let’s return to a simpler time, shall we?

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Books

The Toni Morrison novels everyone should read, from The Bluest Eye to Beloved

She won a Pulitzer and a Nobel Prize for a reason, friends

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The Photograph: Issa Rae and Lakeith Stanfield
Life

The Photograph is exactly the kind of romantic escapism we need right now

Relationships, regret and a hell of a lot of beautiful, well-dressed people.

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Emma McGrath
People

“I was definitely not a happy kid. I wrote songs to tell people the things I couldn’t say”

Singer Emma McGrath on the healing power of music.

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Queen & Slim film still
Life

Queen & Slim is a huge home-truth of a film that’s bursting with beauty

And we have two talented black women to thank for it.

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“The music industry needs its #MeToo moment”

If you don’t know singer ALA.NI, it’s about time you did.

Sex Education season two still
Life

So, is Sex Education’s second season as good as the first?

With storylines on everything from pansexuality to dirty talk to douching, the gang’s all here.

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Bored redhead with origami swan
Life

The science of boredom: when did we lose the ability to be bored?

“There’s rarely a moment when our brains are not subject to some form of external stimulus.”

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Actress Emma Mackey for Stylist
People

Sex Education’s Emma Mackey talks real-world sex, consent and Prince Andrew

“Men like him are part of a generation who have inherited archaic ways of being and thinking… but that’s not an excuse anymore.”

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Out of office: the ultimate guide to switching off while on holiday
Travel

The out-of-office checklist: a guide to actually relaxing on your break

Because switching off is easier said than done.

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People

How Beabadoobee’s confessional bedroom pop captured the anxieties of a generation

The Brit nominee talks weed brownies and life-affirming tattoos.

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Portrait of Natasha Khan, Bat For Lashes
People

Why Bat For Lashes swapped the bustle of London for LA’s peachy sunsets

The singer is back with an album inspired by a “vampire girl gang”.

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Keep an ear out for these under-the-radar artists in 2020

Music fanatic Yara Shahidi gives us her top five recommendations

People

Meet Snoh Aalegra: Prince’s protégée and the queen of Sad Girl soul

Headphones – and tissues – at the ready.

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